Period
to 9 May 2021

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in London with a requirement for SQL Server 2016 skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited SQL Server 2016 over the 6 months to 9 May 2021 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Note that daily and hourly rates are treated separately in these statistics. When calculating contractor rate percentiles, daily rates are never derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

Microsoft SQL Server 2016
England > London
6 months to
9 May 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 425 351 469
Rank change year-on-year -74 +118 -88
Contract jobs citing SQL Server 2016 38 86 130
As % of all contract jobs advertised in London 0.16% 0.40% 0.32%
As % of the Database & Business Intelligence category 0.69% 1.66% 1.27%
Number of daily rates quoted 32 55 85
10th Percentile £300 £395 £413
25th Percentile £352 £425 £420
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £415 £450 £475
Median % change year-on-year -7.78% -5.26% -
75th Percentile £489 £494 £538
90th Percentile £537 £550 £583
England median daily rate £413 £450 £440
% change year-on-year -8.33% +2.27% +0.57%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 0
Median hourly rate - £35.00 -
England median hourly rate £26.00 £24.75 £16.21
% change year-on-year +5.05% +52.68% -7.37%

SQL Server 2016 is in the Databases and Business Intelligence category. The following table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all contract job vacancies advertised in London with a requirement for database or business intelligence skills.

All Database and Business Intelligence Skills
London
Contract vacancies with a requirement for database or business intelligence skills 5,469 5,182 10,232
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in London 23.37% 24.21% 25.00%
Number of daily rates quoted 3,875 3,765 7,537
10th Percentile £368 £363 £363
25th Percentile £443 £425 £425
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £525 £525 £525
75th Percentile £638 £625 £610
90th Percentile £713 £700 £675
England median daily rate £500 £495 £488
% change year-on-year +1.01% +1.54% +2.63%
Number of hourly rates quoted 30 31 46
10th Percentile £13.40 £15.94 £18.53
25th Percentile £20.31 £20.24 £20.63
Median hourly rate £36.44 £26.50 £24.50
Median % change year-on-year +37.51% +8.16% -14.78%
75th Percentile £61.19 £39.00 £43.75
90th Percentile £66.65 £61.00 £54.25
England median hourly rate £24.64 £24.70 £35.00
% change year-on-year -0.24% -29.43% +15.70%

SQL Server 2016
Job Vacancy Trend in London

Job postings citing SQL Server 2016 as a proportion of all IT jobs advertised in London.

Job vacancy trend for SQL Server 2016 in London

SQL Server 2016
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in London

3-month moving average daily rate quoted in jobs citing SQL Server 2016 in London.

Daily rate trend for SQL Server 2016 in London

SQL Server 2016
Daily Rate Histogram in London

Daily rate distribution for jobs citing SQL Server 2016 in London over the 6 months to 9 May 2021.

Daily rate histogram for SQL Server 2016 in London

SQL Server 2016
Contract Job Locations in London

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing SQL Server 2016 within the London region over the 6 months to 9 May 2021. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 6 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Past 6 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
South London - 2 £450 -
Central London +9 1 £505 +6.21%
East London - 1 £495 -
SQL Server 2016
England

For the 6 months to 9 May 2021, IT contractor jobs citing SQL Server 2016 also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the absolute number co-occurrences and as a proportion of all contract job ads across the London region with a requirement for SQL Server 2016.

1 38 (100.00%) SQL Server
2 27 (71.05%) SQL
3 21 (55.26%) SQL Server 2012
4 20 (52.63%) Windows
5 14 (36.84%) Microsoft
6 13 (34.21%) Finance
7 12 (31.58%) T-SQL
7 12 (31.58%) SQL Server 2014
8 11 (28.95%) Windows Server
8 11 (28.95%) SQL Server 2019
8 11 (28.95%) Active Directory
9 10 (26.32%) Migration
9 10 (26.32%) Windows Server 2012
9 10 (26.32%) PowerShell
10 9 (23.68%) SQL Server 2008
10 9 (23.68%) Azure
10 9 (23.68%) Microsoft 365
11 8 (21.05%) VMware
11 8 (21.05%) Business Continuity
11 8 (21.05%) Linux
12 7 (18.42%) JavaScript
12 7 (18.42%) Business Intelligence
12 7 (18.42%) Replication
12 7 (18.42%) SQL Server Integration Services
12 7 (18.42%) AWS
12 7 (18.42%) Hyper-V
12 7 (18.42%) VMware Infrastructure
12 7 (18.42%) Storage Management
12 7 (18.42%) Power Platform
12 7 (18.42%) Windows Server 2016

SQL Server 2016
Co-occurring IT Skills in London by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 5 (13.16%) IIS
2 4 (10.53%) SharePoint
3 2 (5.26%) Apache
4 1 (2.63%) Confluence
4 1 (2.63%) Drupal
4 1 (2.63%) Joomla!
4 1 (2.63%) Tomcat
4 1 (2.63%) WordPress
Applications
1 3 (7.89%) InfoPath
Cloud Services
1 9 (23.68%) Azure
1 9 (23.68%) Microsoft 365
2 7 (18.42%) AWS
2 7 (18.42%) Power Platform
3 5 (13.16%) PaaS
3 5 (13.16%) SaaS
4 3 (7.89%) GitHub
4 3 (7.89%) Power Automate
4 3 (7.89%) PowerApps
4 3 (7.89%) Yammer
5 1 (2.63%) Cloud Computing
5 1 (2.63%) GCP
Communications & Networking
1 6 (15.79%) LAN
1 6 (15.79%) WAN
1 6 (15.79%) Wireless
2 4 (10.53%) Firewall
3 2 (5.26%) DNS
3 2 (5.26%) VoIP
4 1 (2.63%) DHCP
4 1 (2.63%) Intranet
4 1 (2.63%) iSCSI
4 1 (2.63%) Kerberos
4 1 (2.63%) SAN
4 1 (2.63%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 38 (100.00%) SQL Server
2 21 (55.26%) SQL Server 2012
3 12 (31.58%) SQL Server 2014
4 11 (28.95%) SQL Server 2019
5 9 (23.68%) SQL Server 2008
6 7 (18.42%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 6 (15.79%) SQL Server Analysis Services
8 5 (13.16%) Oracle Database
8 5 (13.16%) Oracle Database 11g
8 5 (13.16%) Relational Database
8 5 (13.16%) SQL Server 2017
9 4 (10.53%) MongoDB
9 4 (10.53%) Oracle Database 12c
9 4 (10.53%) Power BI
10 3 (7.89%) PostgreSQL
10 3 (7.89%) Sybase ASE
11 2 (5.26%) Data Warehouse
11 2 (5.26%) Microsoft Analysis Services
11 2 (5.26%) RDBMS
11 2 (5.26%) VLDB
Development Applications
1 3 (7.89%) Git (software)
1 3 (7.89%) JIRA
2 2 (5.26%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
2 2 (5.26%) TeamCity
3 1 (2.63%) Fiddler
3 1 (2.63%) FitNesse
3 1 (2.63%) Octopus Deploy
3 1 (2.63%) Oracle Forms
3 1 (2.63%) Serena SBM
3 1 (2.63%) Subversion
General
1 13 (34.21%) Finance
2 3 (7.89%) Analytical Skills
2 3 (7.89%) Social Skills
3 2 (5.26%) Banking
4 1 (2.63%) Influencing Skills
4 1 (2.63%) International Banking
Job Titles
1 12 (31.58%) Developer
2 10 (26.32%) DBA
3 8 (21.05%) SQL DBA
4 7 (18.42%) SQL Developer
5 6 (15.79%) Analyst
6 5 (13.16%) SQL Server DBA
7 4 (10.53%) Administrator
7 4 (10.53%) Infrastructure Analyst
7 4 (10.53%) Senior DBA
8 3 (7.89%) Applications Specialist
8 3 (7.89%) Infrastructure Engineer
8 3 (7.89%) Oracle DBA
9 2 (5.26%) Applications Developer
9 2 (5.26%) Consultant
9 2 (5.26%) Mobile Applications Developer
9 2 (5.26%) Mobile Developer
9 2 (5.26%) Senior Oracle DBA
9 2 (5.26%) Senior SQL DBA
9 2 (5.26%) Senior SQL Server DBA
9 2 (5.26%) SharePoint Specialist
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (15.79%) CSS
1 6 (15.79%) HTML
2 4 (10.53%) jQuery
3 3 (7.89%) .NET
4 2 (5.26%) AngularJS
4 2 (5.26%) ASP.NET
4 2 (5.26%) React Native
4 2 (5.26%) RESTful
5 1 (2.63%) ASP.NET MVC
5 1 (2.63%) ASP.NET MVC 4
5 1 (2.63%) ASP.NET Web API
5 1 (2.63%) HTML5
5 1 (2.63%) Kendo UI
5 1 (2.63%) LDAP
5 1 (2.63%) Middleware
5 1 (2.63%) ODBC
Miscellaneous
1 7 (18.42%) Replication
2 4 (10.53%) Clustering
3 3 (7.89%) NHS
4 2 (5.26%) Mobile App
5 1 (2.63%) Data Centre
5 1 (2.63%) Management Information System
5 1 (2.63%) Public Cloud
Operating Systems
1 20 (52.63%) Windows
2 11 (28.95%) Windows Server
3 10 (26.32%) Windows Server 2012
4 8 (21.05%) Linux
5 7 (18.42%) Windows Server 2016
6 4 (10.53%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 3 (7.89%) Solaris
8 1 (2.63%) Apple iOS
8 1 (2.63%) Mac OS X
8 1 (2.63%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 10 (26.32%) Migration
2 8 (21.05%) Business Continuity
3 7 (18.42%) Business Intelligence
3 7 (18.42%) Storage Management
4 6 (15.79%) Data Modelling
4 6 (15.79%) Disaster Recovery
4 6 (15.79%) ITIL
5 5 (13.16%) BCP
5 5 (13.16%) Change Management
5 5 (13.16%) Matrix Organization
5 5 (13.16%) Project Management
6 4 (10.53%) Agile Software Development
6 4 (10.53%) Business Continuity Planning
6 4 (10.53%) Computer Science
6 4 (10.53%) Data Migration
6 4 (10.53%) Digital Transformation Programme
6 4 (10.53%) Incident Management
6 4 (10.53%) Performance Tuning
6 4 (10.53%) Problem Management
7 3 (7.89%) TDD
Programming Languages
1 27 (71.05%) SQL
2 12 (31.58%) T-SQL
3 10 (26.32%) PowerShell
4 7 (18.42%) JavaScript
5 6 (15.79%) C#
6 5 (13.16%) Java
7 4 (10.53%) Bash Shell
7 4 (10.53%) Perl
7 4 (10.53%) Python
7 4 (10.53%) Ruby
8 3 (7.89%) PL/SQL
9 2 (5.26%) TypeScript
10 1 (2.63%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 4 (10.53%) Computer Science Degree
1 4 (10.53%) Degree
2 1 (2.63%) SC Cleared
2 1 (2.63%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (7.89%) GDPR
2 2 (5.26%) SLA
System Software
1 11 (28.95%) Active Directory
2 7 (18.42%) Hyper-V
2 7 (18.42%) VMware Infrastructure
3 4 (10.53%) VMware Workstation
4 2 (5.26%) Oracle RAC
4 2 (5.26%) VMware ESXi
5 1 (2.63%) Docker
Systems Management
1 6 (15.79%) SCCM
1 6 (15.79%) SCOM
1 6 (15.79%) SCSM
2 1 (2.63%) Ansible
2 1 (2.63%) Control-M
2 1 (2.63%) Data Guard
2 1 (2.63%) EMC NetWorker
2 1 (2.63%) Enterprise Manager Cloud Control
2 1 (2.63%) Grafana
2 1 (2.63%) Microsoft Intune
2 1 (2.63%) Opscode Chef
2 1 (2.63%) Perfmon
2 1 (2.63%) Puppet
2 1 (2.63%) QRadar
2 1 (2.63%) Tivoli
2 1 (2.63%) Tivoli Storage Manager
2 1 (2.63%) WMI
Vendors
1 14 (36.84%) Microsoft
2 8 (21.05%) VMware
3 6 (15.79%) Oracle
4 4 (10.53%) Red Hat
4 4 (10.53%) Sybase
5 3 (7.89%) SAP
6 2 (5.26%) Atlassian
6 2 (5.26%) Mitel
7 1 (2.63%) Apple
7 1 (2.63%) Citrix
7 1 (2.63%) CyberArk
7 1 (2.63%) EMC
7 1 (2.63%) IBM
7 1 (2.63%) Jaspersoft
7 1 (2.63%) Qualys
7 1 (2.63%) Remedy
7 1 (2.63%) Serena
7 1 (2.63%) ServiceNow
7 1 (2.63%) Splunk
7 1 (2.63%) Telerik